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How to Drive a CMAX Hybrid/FFH to get Great Gas Mileage

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#81 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:58 AM

I tested MADMAX to see if the ICE is running in Neutral does it charge the HVB and it does. :)  The opportunity for this to happen is pretty rare, but can be done when you first start up the Hybrid Model as it needs to lubricate the trans so the ICE runs for a little bit above 35mph.

 

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#82 OFFLINE   kyledamron

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:38 AM

I do that all the time as I have to go down a big hill near my house. I let the battery charge up a bit and then use that power to get up the hill as the engine warms up.


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#83 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 10:07 AM

For New Members I thought I would mention with temps going down My video on How to Get Great Gas Mileage in your CMAX Video.  Total views are upto 4100 now. smile.png Go to Post #1 to view videos.

 

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#84 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 10:18 AM

Attached File  Columbustrip.jpg.JPG   95.56KB   1 downloadsTook trip down to Columbus, GA to ride bike trail and got 68.9 mpg/ 70%  EV, temps 50-63*F and some tail wind. You Tube video views up to 4300. :)

 

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#85 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 11:21 AM

With Winter here now, temps in the mid 30's it is time to cover all the grills to conserve as much heat as possible.  BRRR  :sad:  Yesterday I got 63mpg going to work with 46*F and some HVB charge and today only got 40.7*F with 34*F, sleet, rain and no HVB.  :sad: You Tube video views upto 4,410 now. smile.png

 

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#86 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 02:28 PM

Yesterday We made our normal trip up to North Atlanta(49mi.) to see our new grandson and see the New Star Wars movie. smile.png  I started out and ended up with 53.9 mpg, outside temps 45*F going Up and 35*F going home with 40 mi. FWY and 9 miles, 45 mph City. I did have 5 miles of stop and go HWY construction going( extra 30 min.) up and nothing going home. Better than I would expect given the temps.  smile.png You Tube videos up to 4,550 now, Hoping these are helping new members to improve their MPG's this winter. smile.png  For those who haven't seen them:

 

I have made three YouTube Videos for driving a CMAX the way it was designed to be driven, Called "How to drive a CMAX Hybrid to get great gas mileage",Also " CMAX Mods to improve MPG's" and "Hypermiling to improve MPG's".

https://www.youtube...._id=5uHoZ5QhVXs

 

Efficiency and Aerodynamic Mods:  The First thing to do is to raise your tire pressure of your Michelin's to 50psi which is safe to do and I got 64k miles for each set of tires on my CMAX.  smile.pnghttps://www.youtube...._id=Xmuw6275PRw

 

 

Hypermiling Video not recommended for those who can't focus on situational  awareness of traffic around you all the time. https://www.youtube...._id=s09mywF78g4

 

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#87 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 12:23 PM

You Tube video views up to 4,700 now. :)

 

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:18 PM

This last week since fill up temps have been 20's - 30*F, but still have 52.7 mpg on Smart Gauge.  In theory I should have lost 7 mpg (-2 mpg for each 10*F drop in temperature). So instead of 7 I've lost 2 mpg. :)  You Tube videos upto over 4800 now. :)

 

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:12 AM

My average on this tank is up to 53.2 mpg with temps in the 20's - 30's and You Tube Views up to 4900. :) 

 

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